For Immediate Release
Contact: Brynn Everett, Women In Trucking
Women In Trucking Association Announces Continued Support from J.B. Hunt
Plover, WI – February 10, 2020 – The Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced today that J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. has renewed its Gold Level Partnership, helping the nonprofit organization’s efforts to increase the number of women employed in the transportation industry.
J.B. Hunt has supported WIT at the Gold Level since 2015. In addition to providing financial support, the company actively participates in the association. Rachel Christensen, vice president of intermodal operations, serves on the WIT board of directors as Vice Chair. Jodi Edwards, a Million Mile driver for J.B. Hunt, shares her expertise as a member of the WIT Image Team.
“Women are providing fresh perspectives to help shape the future of transportation,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president, chief commercial officer, and president of highway services at J.B. Hunt. “We look forward to continually supporting organizations like Women In Trucking who enable that progress.”
“We’re grateful for J.B. Hunt’s continued involvement and advocacy to empower women in the industry and address obstacles that might keep them from succeeding,” said Ellen Voie, WIT president and CEO. “It’s with support like theirs that we can truly make a difference in advancing gender diversity in the industry.”
Since its inception in 2007, WIT has been committed to generating dialogue and action around the importance of gender diversity in transportation and logistics. A few recent accomplishments include a record-breaking attendance at the 2019 Accelerate! Conference and Exhibition; an award-winning magazine that explores gender issues in transportation; and the launch of recognition programs such as the Driver of the Year Award, Top Women to Watch in Transportation, Top Companies for Women to Work For in Transportation, and Top Woman-Owned Businesses in Transportation lists.
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